Bell and Bird

Bell and Bird

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We hope all you wonderful women have a peaceful and lovely Mother’s Day! Especially to @rhiannashennum who has a killer eye for antiques!

We're in awe of how mothers managed life, children, work, pets and every other life detail. You all deserve this French Art Deco moi et toi diamond and emerald ring!

It should be noted that the ring has already sold a very lucky client who came in the day it arrived and knew it was too special to pass on.

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First family trip to London and Paris!
t’s that time of year again! Round Top is in full swing. We found some fun new things! We’ll have new pieces headed to the website in the next week or so.

#bellandbirdcollector #antiquediamonds #bellandbird #bellandbirdcollection #roundtop
We’re always looking for great wearable diamond earrings, these are just right! Lovely antique diamond pear drop earrings are set in platinum. The total diamond weight is approximately 4 carats in total weight. 

#bellandbirdcollection #bellandbird #bellandbirdcollector #antiquejewelry #diamondearrings #antiquediamonds
Congrats to Jasper and Suzannah on their surprise Austin, Texas wedding. Susannah wore her sapphire and diamond Bell & Bird engagement ring paired with one of our signature cut-away half hoop bands and Jasper wore a Bell & Bird men's wedding band. ⁠

We've been working on a new collection of ready-made Bell & Bird diamond and colored gemstone rings, which will be available in the early spring! If you've been dreaming of a Bell & Bird handmade ring, email [email protected] to get on the list for the first view of the rings. ⁠

#bellandbird #bellandbirdcollector #bellandbirdcollection #BellandbirdBride #Egagementring #diamondring #sapphirering
Still, looking for a holiday gift? We'll be open tomorrow from 10am - 5pm and on Friday from 10am - 1pm. Tomorrow will be our last day for shipping. ⁠


Photo: 19th century starburst pendant with rose cut and old mine cut diamonds set in silver and gold. English in origin. Circa 1800. Circa 1880.

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Planetary discoveries and advancements in science fueled the public's interest in astronomy in the 18th and 19th centuries. The appeal resulted in the prevalence of the celestial-themed jewels we find today. ⁠

The moon presides over every coming into being. For millennia we have been fascinated by its eternal cycling and the reassuring cadence of shadow and light. The crescent moon, in particular, is often depicted in jewelry and is one of the oldest symbols known to man. Examples are known to date back over 4000 years. Symbolically it represents the alluring promise of a beginning wherever there is an end and the promise of more light to come. ⁠


Photographer: @heymurphy ⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang


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𝐺𝑒𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝐸𝑟𝑎 𝐷𝑎𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑁𝑖𝑔𝑡ℎ 𝐺𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝐸𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠⁠

Early 19th Century gold torpedo shaped earrings. Creating cannetille work is a time-intensive process that involves stretching gold into thin threads and coiling the threads into elaborate and intricate designs. Day and Night design allows the tops to be worn alone. English in origin. Circa 1820. ⁠

Photographer: @heymurphy⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang⁠

#bellandbird #bellandbirdcollection #bellandbirdcollector #antiquejewelry #antiquediamond #Georgianjewelry
We’ll be open everyday Saturday till Christmas from 12pm - 4pm.

19th century diamond earring in a naturalist motif of flowers and leaves. Both old mine cut and rose cut diamonds are set in silver on gold settings. The realistic design is typical of the naturalist movement of the late 1860s which produced many exceptional diamond pieces in this style. The time period coincided with a newly discovered diamond source in Africa. ⁠

The earrings are paired with a 19th century diamond half hoop ring, with eleven bright old mine cut diamonds, in a silver-topped gold style setting. ⁠

Photographer: @heymurphy
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang

#bellandbird #bellandbirdcollection #bellandbirdcollector #antiquejewelry #antiquediamond #19thcenturyjewelry
𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑙 & 𝐵𝑖𝑟𝑑 2021 𝐻𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝐶𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒: 19𝑡ℎ 𝐶𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝐷𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝐽𝑒𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑦⁠

Important 19th century old mine cut diamond bracelet. Over 150 elongated old mine cut diamonds are set in a silver topped gold setting. The contemporary feel of this bracelet along with its fine materials and craftsmanship dating to the 1850’s combine to make this bracelet so special. Paired with a set of 19th century old mine cut diamond pendant earrings, set in silver topped gold with cut down settings. The mix of old mine cut and rose cut diamonds are bright and eye clean. The design elements are hinged and have wonderful movement when worn. ⁠

Photographer: @heymurphy ⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang

#bellandbird #bellandbirdcollection #bellandbirdcollector #antiquejewelry #antiquediamond #19thcenturyjewelry
𝐽𝑒𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑟𝑦 𝑆𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 ⁠

Inspired by the paintings of French artist Fernand Renard (1912-1990). An image from our most recent catalog, featuring an early 20th-century platinum old European cut diamond bracelet and beautifully pierced old mine filigree diamond ring. ⁠

Photo: @heymurphy
Art Direction: @serracinna

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𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑙 & 𝐵𝑖𝑟𝑑 𝐹𝑎𝑙𝑙 2021 𝐶𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒 ⁠

We are hopeful for the approaching fall season and reflect on the changes over the past many months. Time continues to move at a welcomed slower pace, allowing us to dive deeper into creative interests. We're excited to introduce our Fall 2021 catalogue. We hope you enjoy finding an escape in the following pages of beautiful things. ⁠


Photographer: @heymurphy ⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Graphic Design: @marriswalker

Antique and fine jewelry. Specializing in 18th & 19th Century, Georgian & Victorian Era jewelry. Our in-house pieces are painstakingly hand crafted on-site using rare antique and all natural gem stones.

Bell & Bird is an antique and fine jewelry shop. We are tucked away in Austin, Texas, but travel far and wide. Our hunt is for lovely and uncommon jewels that are hundreds of years old and counting. Our evolving collection is carefully curated to be authentically antique while referencing modern sensibilities. Bell & Bird also designs and fabricates our own line of fine jewelry. We source hard-to-

Operating as usual

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 05/08/2022

We hope all you wonderful women have a peaceful and lovely Mother’s Day! Especially to @rhiannashennum who has a killer eye for antiques!

We're in awe of how mothers managed life, children, work, pets and every other life detail. You all deserve this French Art Deco moi et toi diamond and emerald ring!

It should be noted that the ring has already sold a very lucky client who came in the day it arrived and knew it was too special to pass on.

04/17/2022

First family trip to London and Paris!

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 03/31/2022

t’s that time of year again! Round Top is in full swing. We found some fun new things! We’ll have new pieces headed to the website in the next week or so.

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 03/04/2022

We’re always looking for great wearable diamond earrings, these are just right! Lovely antique diamond pear drop earrings are set in platinum. The total diamond weight is approximately 4 carats in total weight. 

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 03/02/2022

Congrats to Jasper and Suzannah on their surprise Austin, Texas wedding. Susannah wore her sapphire and diamond Bell & Bird engagement ring paired with one of our signature cut-away half hoop bands and Jasper wore a Bell & Bird men's wedding band. ⁠

We've been working on a new collection of ready-made Bell & Bird diamond and colored gemstone rings, which will be available in the early spring! If you've been dreaming of a Bell & Bird handmade ring, email [email protected] to get on the list for the first view of the rings. ⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/22/2021

Still, looking for a holiday gift? We'll be open tomorrow from 10am - 5pm and on Friday from 10am - 1pm. Tomorrow will be our last day for shipping. ⁠


Photo: 19th century starburst pendant with rose cut and old mine cut diamonds set in silver and gold. English in origin. Circa 1800. Circa 1880.

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/09/2021

Planetary discoveries and advancements in science fueled the public's interest in astronomy in the 18th and 19th centuries. The appeal resulted in the prevalence of the celestial-themed jewels we find today. ⁠

The moon presides over every coming into being. For millennia we have been fascinated by its eternal cycling and the reassuring cadence of shadow and light. The crescent moon, in particular, is often depicted in jewelry and is one of the oldest symbols known to man. Examples are known to date back over 4000 years. Symbolically it represents the alluring promise of a beginning wherever there is an end and the promise of more light to come. ⁠


Photographer: @heymurphy ⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang


Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/07/2021

𝐺𝑒𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝐸𝑟𝑎 𝐷𝑎𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑁𝑖𝑔𝑡ℎ 𝐺𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝐸𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠⁠

Early 19th Century gold torpedo shaped earrings. Creating cannetille work is a time-intensive process that involves stretching gold into thin threads and coiling the threads into elaborate and intricate designs. Day and Night design allows the tops to be worn alone. English in origin. Circa 1820. ⁠

Photographer: @heymurphy⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/04/2021

We’ll be open everyday Saturday till Christmas from 12pm - 4pm.

19th century diamond earring in a naturalist motif of flowers and leaves. Both old mine cut and rose cut diamonds are set in silver on gold settings. The realistic design is typical of the naturalist movement of the late 1860s which produced many exceptional diamond pieces in this style. The time period coincided with a newly discovered diamond source in Africa. ⁠

The earrings are paired with a 19th century diamond half hoop ring, with eleven bright old mine cut diamonds, in a silver-topped gold style setting. ⁠

Photographer: @heymurphy
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/02/2021

𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑙 & 𝐵𝑖𝑟𝑑 2021 𝐻𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝐶𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒: 19𝑡ℎ 𝐶𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝐷𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝐽𝑒𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑦⁠

Important 19th century old mine cut diamond bracelet. Over 150 elongated old mine cut diamonds are set in a silver topped gold setting. The contemporary feel of this bracelet along with its fine materials and craftsmanship dating to the 1850’s combine to make this bracelet so special. Paired with a set of 19th century old mine cut diamond pendant earrings, set in silver topped gold with cut down settings. The mix of old mine cut and rose cut diamonds are bright and eye clean. The design elements are hinged and have wonderful movement when worn. ⁠

Photographer: @heymurphy ⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Model and Stylist: @ari_ahrang

09/16/2021

𝐽𝑒𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑟𝑦 𝑆𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 ⁠

Inspired by the paintings of French artist Fernand Renard (1912-1990). An image from our most recent catalog, featuring an early 20th-century platinum old European cut diamond bracelet and beautifully pierced old mine filigree diamond ring. ⁠

Photo: @heymurphy
Art Direction: @serracinna

09/13/2021

𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑙 & 𝐵𝑖𝑟𝑑 𝐹𝑎𝑙𝑙 2021 𝐶𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒 ⁠

We are hopeful for the approaching fall season and reflect on the changes over the past many months. Time continues to move at a welcomed slower pace, allowing us to dive deeper into creative interests. We're excited to introduce our Fall 2021 catalogue. We hope you enjoy finding an escape in the following pages of beautiful things. ⁠


Photographer: @heymurphy ⁠
Art Director/Florist: @serracinna ⁠
Graphic Design: @marriswalker

Bell and Bird updated their info in the about section. 08/18/2021

Bell and Bird updated their info in the about section.

Bell and Bird updated their info in the about section.

02/16/2021

Snow in Texas! We hope everyone is safe and staying warm. The store will be closed as we watch the weather situation develop.

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 01/10/2021

One of our favorite 2020 Bell & Bird ready made rings! Made with a center antique 1.92 carat old mine cut diamond and flanked by two antique old pear shaped diamonds, set in our 18k old gold. This one didn't even make it to the website before it was claimed. Congratulations @ccragland and @sarah_story_artlife on their Deer Valley engagement this past winter. If you would like to be added to our emailer for first dibs on our ready made pieces, please email [email protected]. ⁠



Photos from Bell and Bird's post 01/08/2021

This has been a year of reflection for us. We're so grateful to everyone who supported us over the last 10 years and especially this past one. Today, we're hopeful for a bright and peaceful future. ⁠⠀
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We wanted to showcase a few special sapphires we had the honor of creating last year. If you're interested in learning more about sapphires, please DM us and we'll send you a link to our online article. We're excited to put together more future educational gemstone exhibitions.⁠⠀
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12/20/2020

One of our favorite new additions! Antique but very modern feeling. Early 20th century diamond ring, in platinum. The center emerald cut diamond is approximately 1.40 carats. Flanked by two side trapezoid cut diamonds, weighing together approximately 1.90 carats. ⁠

Available online. ⁠

We'll be open Mon - Wed 10am -5pm and Christmas Eve for limited hours. Be sure to stop by before we closed for holidays. ⁠

12/20/2020

One of our favorite new additions! Antique but very modern feeling. Early 20th century diamond ring, in platinum. The center emerald cut diamond is approximately 1.40 carats. Flanked by two side trapezoid cut diamonds, weighing together approximately 1.90 carats. ⁠

Available online. ⁠

We'll be open Mon - Wed 10am -5pm and Christmas Eve for limited hours. Be sure to stop by before we closed for holidays. ⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/19/2020

𝐽𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑⁠

So many good things about this picture, where do we even start? Victorian era diamond, amethyst gemstone and white paste rivière necklaces layered together. With the year it's been, everyone deserves at least one of these necklaces. ⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/10/2020

Photos from Bell and Bird's post

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 12/02/2020

𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑀𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑙 & 𝐵𝑖𝑟𝑑 𝑃𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠⁠

Bell and Bird Diamond Horseshoe Bangle. Inspired by our love of horses and the handful of similar Victorian era bracelet we have encountered over the years, we have created a modern interpretation of the classic motif. The bracelet is hand fabricated from solid 18k gold and is notably heavy. 7 carre cut diamonds are set into the face. Designed to fit comfortably snug to the wrist, you can wear you good luck charm everyday. ⁠

Pitched baguette and hexagonal cut diamond ring. A contemporary design constructed with classical techniques. Four baguette diamonds and a pair of carré cut diamonds surround a central antique Hexagon step cut stone. This one of a kind ring features a GIA certified 2 carat, I color and VS1 clarity antique hexagon shaped diamond. There is 1 carat in total weight of the 6 additional diamonds. ⁠

Signature cut away half hoop band - SOLD ⁠

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11/30/2020

Thank you @madeleinelandry for the beautiful garland! This is putting us in the holiday mood. The store will be open with special Holiday hours till Christmas Eve.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

If you would like to make an appointment, please email [email protected]

11/27/2020

𝐸𝑑𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝐹𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑅𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 3 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡 𝑂𝑙𝑑 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝐶𝑢𝑡 𝐷𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑⁠

Edwardian era filigree diamond ring. Central 3.02 carat old mine cut diamond set in beautifully pierced platinum setting. Continental European origin. Circa 1905. ⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 11/24/2020

𝑉𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑂𝑙𝑑 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝐶𝑢𝑡 𝐷𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑 5 𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑅𝑖𝑛𝑔⁠

Mid 19th century diamond five stone ring. Five fine old mine cut diamonds set in silver on gold cutaway settings. The central cushion diamond is estimated at 1.25 carats. The remaining 4 stones are approximately 1.10 carats in total weight. Continental European origin. Circa 1850.⁠

Online now!⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 11/23/2020

𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑙 & 𝐵𝑖𝑟𝑑 𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑀𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑃𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠⁠

Each piece is entirely unique. We are able to offer you these items as they are finished. The nature of their production does not allow for special orders at this time. If you miss the opportunity to buy one of these items and hope to have one of your own, please reach out and we can be sure you are on our direct list to inform when the next comes available. ⁠

Bell & Bird Diamond Acorn Pendant⁠

Each acorn is hand fabricated in 18k gold without any castings or molds. As in nature, each one is unique. The acorn cap holds over 100 diamonds in varied sizes, each forming a mosaic effect. Acorns hold great symbolism as the small seed of the mighty oak tree. For centuries they have been used in decorative arts to represent potential, strength and longevity. In 1797 D. Everett wrote "Large streams from little fountains flow. Tall oaks from little acorns grow." We too believe that great things come from small beginnings.⁠

Available for purchase on our website. ⁠

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 10/11/2020

Bell & Bird bride and groom, celebrating their intimate Montana wedding. Congratulations to @cckrull and @t_graybeal who recently got married with an antique Bell & Bird engagement ring and custom diamond knife edge band. ⁠

Photo by @nicolewild_photo⁠

Timeline photos 10/08/2020

Hunt Club: Antique Diamonds - https://mailchi.mp/bellandbird/hunt-club-just-found-eof6rhn1q1

Photos from Bell and Bird's post 09/29/2020

𝐿𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑉𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝐸𝑟𝑎 𝑅𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝐶𝑢𝑡 𝐷𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐸𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑙 𝐺𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝐵𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑡 ⁠

Bold 18k gold bangle with three large rose cut diamonds and 20 additional small rose cut diamonds all set in silver. The diamonds are set upon a black enamel ground with deep purple detailing. Masterly crafted in 18k yellow gold. Owl and swan hallmarks indicate the bracelet was imported into France in the 1890's. ⁠

Found in Paris. ⁠

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1815 W 35th St
Austin, TX
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